Aviation Park & Pavilion
A-7B Corsair II: This Navy warbird flew off carriers against known targets in North and South Vietnam.
OH-6 Cayuse (Loach): A light observation helicopter used in the Vietnam War for low-level observation and scouting enemy positions.
MiG-15: The world’s first swept-wing jet fighter debuted during the Korean War, becoming the standard fighter plane of the air forces in the Communist Bloc for decades.
MR-18 Light Bomber: During his WWII service in China, Gen. Claire Chennault used this aircraft as a transport and light bomber.
P-40 Warhawk: The pavilion features a traveling model of the instantly recognizable P-40 Warhawk fighter, making vivid the inventive brilliance of a pioneer of aviation and preserving our nation’s legacy of heroism and daring for generations to come.
TO BE RESTORED:
WWII Navigation Trainer: Monroe was home to the Selman Field WWII Air Navigation Schools. The program graduated 15,000 navigators and 1,500 pre-flight cadets, most of whom used trainers like these.
DC-3: The DC-3 aircraft was a mainstay aerial transport for the British and American forces during WWII, used as troop transport, glider towing, and as a general-purpose freighter key to Allied victory in WWII. It was also pride of the fleet in the early days of Delta Airlines.
F-86 Sabre: Considered one of the best and most important fighter aircraft in the Korean War, the F-86 is also rated highly in comparison with fighters of other eras. Various models of the Sabre held world speed records for six consecutive years, setting five official records.